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    December 28, 2012
    5:00 - 7:00pm PST  

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>> the president said that right now senate democratic leader harry reid and senate republican leader mitch mcconnel are working on a deal. he meet with them along with house speaker john boehner and house democratic leader nancy pelosi.at the white house for about an hour today. he said the meeting was good and constructive. but expressed his frustration for the american people with waiting until stories... >> america wonders why you cannot get things done in this town in an organized timetable. why does everything have to wait until the last minute? now, we are at the last minute. the american people are not going to have many patients for a self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: coming up at
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5:30 we'll have more from the president. and our political analyst michael yaki will give us his take on today's developments. >> catherine: there's rain on the way this holiday weekend. this is a live look from our camera on mount tam. and a look at downtown san francisco. i'm here in the weather center with jacqueline bennet -- where is the wet weather? >> jacqueline: we are still getting some return on the radar but it is still too dry for the rain to hit the ground. it will be moving and later. as we see this offshore and wider on the satellite & radar toward the tail end of this system is approaching the coast. it is just to the west of eureka. we can see this right. it will take a dive towards the south. but we could get some of this rainfall overnight. here is a lock on futurecast. the san mateo coastline, and-look on futurecast. with santa
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rosa, and san rafeal. it is going and coming back over the san mateo coast towards the coast. by ted o'clock, still showers in the north bay. and towards the east bay the showers will continue early saturday morning timing it out, coming up. >> catherine: it was almost 5 months ago when a pipe broke at chevron's richmond refinery. it sent a huge fireball in the air and thousands of people went to local hospitals. there have been investigations - and chevron, meantime has been trying to get permits we're now learning that chevron 'has' obtained those permits. kron 4's dan kerman joins us now.with details. dan - that rebuilding plan generated quite a bit of controversy? >> reporter: it did catherine. it was all about the type of pipe that would be used to replace the one that ruptured.
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the concern here is what would be best to prevent corosion which is believed to be the cause of august's pipe failure. chevron proposed using a 9- percent chromium steel pipe. but the chemical safety board questioned why they were not using stainless steel with 18% chromium..which they believed was the industry standard. the city hired outside experts who ultimately concluded 9 chrome provides an "inherently safer design" with that the city of richmond went ahead and issued permits for the repair of crude unit 4. the chemical safety board said "we will not endorse or object to that decision" city councilman tom butt said he believes chevron "covered all their bases" and says ultimately no pipe will last forever which is why they must be "rigorously inspected on a regular basis." and catherine chevron says it is pleased the permits have been issued so they can proceed with the repairs. and get back to full production the lot of this is happening right around the christmas holiday. not with just a
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bang but with a whimper. >> catherine: so dan how long do we think these repairs will take? >> the okay. is there right now but they're hoping to get this done and the first quarter. chevron has said they hope to have repairs completed in the first quarter of next year, which means by april >> catherine: they two, dan. thank you -- and three people were killed in oakland overnight - as crime in that city soars. there have been 130 homicides in oakland so far - which is more than all of 20-11. tonight - grant lodes is standing by - with more on how the homicide numbers compare to other big cities. but first - j-r stone is here with more on the oakland violence. >> reporter: just yesterday the oakland chief of police and. jean quan spoke about the initiatives. to address the crime but here we go again. this morning, there were two men aboard gunned down shot multiple times at
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point-blank. these two men -- were gunned down at this region that is known for gun and drug violence. also, there were spacewoman that was found with a stab wounds and a man had a stab marks on his hands. we are going to deal with this crime scene that is escalating. and there are major challenges and oakland were all eyes are on the police department. >> we are going to try to help with these troubles .... it is the lack of confidence on the part of the public that the police department is not capable of dealing with the escalating crime. in an effort to retain that confidence.. i
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visited oakland to assess the situation. the situation today reminds me of what we faced but a bit worse. we will e more on that at 6:00 p.m. today are stone, kron 4 news. >> j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> now we'll break down the numbers.and you can see how oakland's 20-12 homicides compare to other big cities. oakland has about 400- thousand residents. it's seen 130 murders.most in five years. one of every three-thousand people were killed in oakland this year. san francisco's population is about 812-thousand. has seen 67 murders.that's up 34 percent from last year. so one in every 12-thousand people were murdered this year in san franisco. and san jose has nearly 1 million people. 45 murders this year,,,most since 1991. one in every 21,500 people were killed in san jose.
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all three bay area cities saw homicides increase this year compared to 2011. for comparison we'll widen the view. chicaco has 2.7 million people.and 499 murders this year.that's one in every 54-hundred people being murdered. and new york city's murder rate is at an all time low. 8.2 million people in the big apple. 414 homicides. one in every 20-thousand people were killed in new york city. >> catherine: there are new charges tonight in a brutal home invasion crime in san francisco december 9th. a man was killed - and a woman beaten. prosecutors say 6 people - including catherine uong - also known as "killer" - forced themselves into the victims home. shooting the man and leaving the woman for dead. the defendants are set to appear in court in january. a law aimed at
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targeting repeat d-u-i offenders is making its through the california legislature. it would include the installation of a those involved. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. (humming and blowing) you're looking at an ignition interlock deviceor i-i-dbeing demonstrated here at auto sound specialists in union city >> "so you turn your ignition on, you wait for your device to initialize" >> reporter: once connected to an automobileif the device detects alcohol on the breath of the driverthe vehicle will not start >> reporter: with that in mindstate senator jerry hill is announcing new legislation that will make i-i-d's mandatory for individuals convicted of a second driving under the influence violation >> "we've tried fines, we've tried to revoke licenses of those chronic offenders but we need to do more to save livesalcohol related driving deaths26,000"
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>> reporter: under current law installation of an i-i-d is optional for convicted drunk driverssenator hill says it is time to remove the option >> "this bill will make it clearnever get their license back" in redwood city, haaziq madyun - kron4news >> also a new bill in russia - this one passed, and it's not good for americans looking to adopt. the russian adoption ban aimed at u-s parents - ahead tonight. >> catherine: but first tonight - new years right around the corner -- but do you know how you'll get around? a look at the special - and even free transportation, being offered the bay area. >> apple had samsung with a massive lawsuit. 2012 was a
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huge year taking a look at the big technology stores of 2012. stories of 2012.
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>> catherine: san francisco's muni railway is celebrating 100 years. as part of the centennial - service on all buses, light- rail lines and cable cars will be free untilfive a-m tomorrow.
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if you don't have any plans for new year's. >> they are offering extended until 3:00 a.m.. there will also be offering additional trains in and out of san francisco to accommodate new year's eve crowds. also, muni will be free. caltran will be offering free service with the extended hours and there will be for extra trains out of san francisco. there will be 4 extra trains --, also, with free between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., and extended service on the broadway shuttle. this shuttle will run from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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on the year's eve. there will also be offering extended service on in several routes. if you are planning on driving keep in mind that between 11:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. along the embarcadero there will be long traffic delays because of the fireworks near the ferry building. charles clifford, kron 4. >> tonight at 6:00 p.m. we are going to be taking a look at what is happening across the bay area. >> jacqueline: we have not seen much rainfall but returns on the radar. it is a bit too dry and we will start to see that rolling in about one hour along the coast. the tail end of this system with heavier rainfall to the north toward the corner of this system is just offshore were stored as we take a look most of this
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will be along the coast. taking a look at futurecast the rainfall will be approaching the north bay coast and here comes that cold front. moderately fall towards the north bay and oakland, hayward, redwood city, the san mateo coast and by 10:00, the eastern and southern portions of the bay. by midnight, it will be largely self of the golden gate. it will be diving down to the south with reveron showers and 54 clock. by the time we head out tomorrow is going to be dry. we will also see the clouds decreasing. here is what we can accep expect-rainfall totals will be less than one-half inch but nearly 1 in. near the coast. local snow levels
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are going to fall but when that happens there is the possibility of a light dusting in the north bay hills. as for the sierras, some snowfall and early tomorrow. lingering flurries and mostly sunny conditions by monday. they look at your extended forecast. dry saturday and also drier on sunday with the chances of showers in the north bay. dry on tuesday with another chance for the entire-bay area on wednesday. >> catherine: the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. parties - and of course fireworks. i'll be hosting along with gary radnich. kron 4's new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. tech. for 2012,among other things.there was a big lawsuit involving apple and
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samsung. facebook went public, and private space exploration took flight. kron 4 technology reporter gabe slate gives us a look back. stop online piracy act...or 'sopa'.. webb cried censorship and it was protest. with petitions calling and organized boycotts. and wouldn't you know this is worked! and the power of organized internet community. >> when facebook went public it was the most hyped stock effort they lost a lot of money it opened at $38 but that was much overvalued. and dropped quickly. it bottomed out with below $18. since then it has been steadily rebounding at
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currently, $25. and also, the trial war of 2012 from apple & samsung it is going to take a while for it to unfold. patents related to their tablets and smart phones and so far apple is winning. samsung will pay apple 1.0 $5 billion in damage. for infringing on their ideas of $1.05 -- gun and dollars. it could alsbillion dollars-a-and also the era of commercial private space exploration by tesla founder. the space exploration " dragon " made history when it successfully delivered car door to the international space station. we are perhaps just a few months when it delivered-cargo to the international space
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station that. >> we are bringing funds into the windows family with windows eight. >> new-bringing phones-with the new gadgets, 2212 the new windows eight windows 82012. the explosion of the mid-size tablet and also, apple released the ipad ,imi it is still however, difficult to get to it is an ipad with so light thin, portable the ipad mini.. and also, the iphone 5 has been a great success with the larger screen. one of the best features is how light it is. light weight. and with the former chie with the 0 fourth sh the full 4 g that work
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and also the samsung galaxy is giving the iphone 5 a run for its money. www.kron4.com gabe slate tech report >> catherine: also stanley roberts shows us the best of "people he found behaving badly." sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home.
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>> catherine: bad news today - for families trying to adopt children from russia. president vladimir putin has signed a law banning adoptions by u-s parents. russia is retaliating against a u.s. law that imposes sanctions on russians who are found to be human rights violators. about 50 u.s. families were in the process of adopting children. the head of a bay area agency says it's not dealing with any local clients at the moment. but it's devastating news to others across the country.
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they absolutely recognize that even that they become connected. the difficult process. >> the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted russian children, with more than 60-thousand joining american homes in the past two decades. lots of talk about this move today -- including on our facebook page. cathy: how heart breaking for the families who have adoptions in the works! what a sad day. lisa: it's sad that this is happening. but if you truly want a child it shouldn't matter where it comes from or what color it is. a child isn't for ego gratification, it's to love and nurture. >> we're always looking for your thoughts.head to our kron-4 facebook fan page, and join the conversation.
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>> catherine: coming up at 5-30. the fiscal cliff -- it's just four days away. what's being done in 11th hour talks. we'll have reaction from our poltiical analyst michael
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yaki. and the newtown school massacre. scientists are now testing the shooters d-n-a. what they're looking for - ahead. >> jacqueline: this live look at a stormtracker 4. return on the radar but the wind and the rain will be returning. we will time it out on futurecast, coming up.
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(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> catherine: just 4 days to go. president obama stated the obvious earlier today. saying the hour for immediate action is here" to avoid the fiscal cliff. if there's no deal by midnight december 31st. there will be automatic tax increases and spending cuts. we'll have more from our political analyst in a minute - but first. kron 4's justine waldman is back with more on our developing story. >> reporter: after meeting with bi-partisan leaders friday, the president said no one will get 100-percent
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of what they want. he said if congress can't reach a deal. congress should allow a vote on a basic package that would preserve tax cuts for middle-class americans, >> i am optimistic that we can still pass a deal in both houses in time, mitch mcconnell, and harry reid are working on an agreement as we speak >> i have my confidence destroyed on other occasions and so i hope it is not on this occasion the timing, we have to do it now that is what the next 24 hours will be very important. >> we had a good meeting in the white house we are engaged in discussions with the majority, the leader and myself in hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation that i can make to my conference and
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the majority leader can make to his conference. we will make hard so this will be able to work in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> senate leaders want to reach a compromise on the senate, just what the four hours before the deadline. despite this, it sent stocks sliding. >> michael, we have been hearing this same song and dance for weeks. what do you think? " >> i do not know if they are going to do it or not. if you think about the president has put this line in the sand. this is my plan and senator reid is going to put this on a vote. one way or another. >> even if both sides to not come to an agreement this will be introduced?
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>> exactly. harry reid already published a statement that mcconnell has 24 hours otherwise, we are going to go forward. the reason why he wanted to do that on monday is the loss of one of time for john boehner to react. will john boehner bring up a boat that as democratic support. >> catherine: where is it john boehner? to bring up a -- about a boa vote -- vote we have been talking about this and does he lost control or lost his way. maybe not? bud john boehner has practically been invisible. >> the only remark he has made is that he if he does not like the idea that would require democratic passage
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would be the majority. to wondered 18 members of the majority have to do anything before with 280 members of the majority have to do something but the fact of his question that, 218 -- members. of the majority. >> catherine: really quickly, michael lots of a drawl but there could be items that could be retroactive. a loss of -- things that could be retroactive. >> the question is what damage has been done to the of economy and the business decisions. the problem is that businesses are getting ready to shut down and lay off workers. that is the big problem. >> catherine: and two, michael. sliding. right here on kron 4. if you'd like to connect with michael -you can follow scientists who study genetics have joined the
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investigation into the connecticut school shooting. they're looking at the dna of the shooter - adam lanza. they're trying to determine whether there might be some genetic compounds that would suggest mental illness. lab results aren't expected for the second time in a month, someone has been last night. improper mortgage practices. >> our lives will never be the same that can be perceived as bad news or the could be cycled towards despair. or, call will we decide moving forward in the midst of this.
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>> it has been 2 weeks sends shock, brief and newton, connecticut. how unspeakable could happen but this has shown us the strength of solidarity. at the fairfield hospital campus. >> we are a smaller crowd but it is about what is important. not was is just important for the community but also with the clergy to pray and be together. to keep ourselves strong >> the attention here will fade and morals could disappear. people will resume normal lives and the price will go onto something else but will not change our the footprints. these will be in paris, working together to find a way to move on. >> we are not going to be in the same time frame. we are not going to a riot certain destinations in this process of the same times.
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>> catherine: with 20 children killed, six adults and adam nlanza told his mother. killed his mother--
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>> taking a look at the market, the investors are worried about the fiscal cliff. the dow lost 158 points the five day losing streak is not the longest since july. the nasdaq lost and the s&p lost 15. >> the dow jones lost 158 eight points, one above longest since the month of july. also, some of these fines are related to and
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proper mortgage practices improper---mortgage practices. >> jacqueline: even on the river, we ca see some return of precipitation but it is not hitting the ground on the--radar. however, that could change in the next 24 hours. this portion right here will get to the coast. it could take about one hour per going just west of the and this will go right to with the coast. and with drier conditions fortunhayward, redwood city and along the san mateo coast guard and also for the inland valleys with showers in the north bay. rainfall south of the
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golden gate and as it continues some showers wrapping are browne around withs could be degreasing for the afternoon. here is what we can expect. it decreasing-- clouds however the coast could see one-inch of rainfall in certain areas. as for temperatures? there could be a cold blast of cold air. locally, precipitation at 3,000 ft.. but we could see some light dusting of snowfall of the local hills. temperatures tomorrow are going to be chilly but not quite as cold. still in the 30's in napa, fairfield, livermore, and also when half moon bay appeared and not that bad in half moon bay. but we could
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see clearer skies tomorrow. as for your extended forecast, we are going to see dry conditions tomorrow. also on sunday with temperatures increasing a bit. the chance of rainfall on monday for the north bay just a slight chance. clouds will increase but drier on tuesday but the rainfall will return wednesday and thursday >> jacqueline: catherine? >> catherine: there is some developing news with the coast guard got a call of two swimmers getting in trouble near the north tower of the golden cleat. you are looking at the scene it they were on stretchers earlier. however those swimmers are being taken to the golden gate station and they will be examined to make sure they're ok. it does not appear that any of them are
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seriously hurt. we can see one of them being taken off on a stretcher. we are being told that they do not appear to be seriously injured but we will keep you updated. >> as 2012 comes to a close.our own stanley roberts take a look back. in this special edition of "people behaving badly." >> and i watch your show i like your show but i'm not going to watch it after this. >> it is that time of year when with all of the subject i have covered. and it is going to be a bumpy ride. basically, many people think that i am number one. >> we are still going fast. >> and you have heard of people living under the freeway and alongside a freeway but how about you have not seen anything like this before. this man is
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living inside of the 280. yes, inside of the 280 near this near san francisco. mirabeau 70, and also, this band of alcohol. at the = = ban of aclohol at the zazzle bayy to breakers and t he mission from giants fan... to get you to this point it is important to that we rwandas' to about here card a word of advice if you're going to go to the strip club and drink? >> what time to start drinking? would that be 1:30 a.m. >> i did not get caught behaving badly. and i am
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guilty. >> not only did he ignore the officer he was cutting across several lanes of traffic and he was really just running from police. this park is zero tolerance on the clicker did you see this that it has no on -- lockliquor. >> this also had to be opened and dumped. this is the head stone on the creek where bodies were entombed. the oldest was 1930's. >> they tried to break into all three but they only got the one body open. >> let us face it this lady forgot her purse. and the moment that she got at the bay bridge toll plaza. and his driver forgot that she should not be texting.
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however, she did remember and then forgot again. >> you are going to a to get that with binoculars. >> these three men are building furniture in richmond in broad daylight. it is 2:55. these dogs are playing in the water at pine lake at stern grove in san francisco. normally, they are not playing in the water would be an issue except this light does not allow dogs in the water. there is where one-a real but this-- lake does not allow dogs in the water. >> this car was doing 80 mph in a 65 mph. >> go to the right and exit the freeway toward >> need i say more? >> and signed at the bottom. throwing a cigarette out the
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window. >> put the camera down you have been watching women. >> when it rains some people put their driving skills straight out the window. >> and this you should have had enough to finish your food and this was 11 unmanned through fecal matter on this other man. getting it in his face and and his eyes and this man through fecal matter on to this other man. >> do you want a large ticket? >> there is a magical but and in every car that is the ability to defy the rules. this is commonly called the however you want " to button. >> i got caught behaving badly. >> my passenger got caught behaving badly. >> if i put i putgo prop in the window, is not so hidden
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it is inside of this chocolate cake mix however, no instructions about putting a hidden camera inside to catch a theif and yes, the giants are celebrating. but i am not here to watch the parade i am here to watch... and i cannot wait until i see what 2013. stanley roberts, kron 4 news. >> catherine: coming up - a look at some of the top you- tube videos of the year. that's after the break.
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>> catherine: for the first time - a video on you-tube hit a billion views this year. vicki liviakis has the top videos of 2012. this korean rap iusic was
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the entire country talking. salts. >> and also, this between mitt romney and the hottest viral videos. called what is called truly defining moments of 2012. with the rover off 'call me maybe' and ganghuam style rewind you tube style....
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♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. station, this is the kron 4 news. >> catherine: and rain could dampen your plans! this is a view of sani'm here with jacqueline a lot of people want to know how things will look for new years eve? a >> jacqueline: new year's
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eve is really not looking at that. even though the radar is picking up some returns we could see some light sprinkles. but it is still fairly dry. the rain is not going to hit the ground. this is only showing up on the rare but not making landfall. as we take a look at the radar, this precipitation is only showing up on the -- radar-- but not making r landfall. it is mainly offshore but pressing towards the coast. the core of the storm, as i mentioned is going to be diving down along the coast. not much spotty shower activity with clearer conditions. tonight, the rainfall will continue and it will taper off in the afternoon. clearing.
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actually, warmer on that sunday will time it out on futurecast and the rest of your weekend and holiday, coming up. >> catherine: just a day after oakland's top officials unveiled a new plan to fight crime. three people were killed overnight. j. r. stone who spoke with one of the consultants. >> yes, it is like deja vu. he visited oakland when jerry brown took office in the crime was a problem that then. however he feels that the situation is worse. >> it is probably a big portion of the community. >> former police chief bill bratton to a growing tension between officers and the community are obvious and needed to be changed. something he will start to fax with his consultant
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services. he will start to -- specs.you will start to-repar on his consultation beginning. >> in addition to leading the los angeles police department has also been a new york city police commissioner and in boston. the new york problems and the current san francisco problems in oakland are similar to other eastern seaboard towns. we were able to impact change and the crime and los angeles is the faulowest in 12 years. >> in one case there were people that were gunned down in oakland at. blank range. and also a woman was found stabbed to death and demand is being questioned. no formal arrests have been made. j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> we crunched the numbers
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this morning. department. worsened. as for the three killings case two people were gunned down at point blank range. that happened in an area known for drugs. no arrests have been made in that case. but no formal arrests there. j.r. stone kron 4 news. >> grant lodes joins us now - he shows us how oakland's murder rate compares togrant? oakland has about 400- thousand residents. it's seen 130 murders.most in five years. one of every three-thousand people were killed in oakland this year. san francisco's population is about 812-thousand. it has seen 67 murders.that's up 34 percent from last year. so one in every 12-thousand people were murdered this year in san franisco. and san jose has nearly 1 million people. 45 murders this year, most one in every 21,000 people were killed in san jose. all three bay area cities saw homicides increase this year compared to 2011. for comparison.we'll widen the view. chicaco has 2.7 million people.and 499 murders this year.that's one in every 54- hundred people being murdered.,,just a little better than oakland. and new york city's murder rate is at an all time low. 8.2 million people in the big apple. 414 homicides. just one in every 20- thousand people were killed this year in new york city. >> catherine: a woman was
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killed and three people injured when a police chase ended in a crash in east oakland chp offers were pulling over the driver of a b-m-w for speeding. they say the driver sped away when they got out of the car. the bmw crashed into another car nearby - which was carrying 5 people. the victims were in that car. the bmw driver ran away but was found and arrested a short time later. his passenger. there are new charges tonight in a brutal home invasion crime that happened december 9th in san francisco a man was killed - and a woman beaten. prosecutors say 6 people - including catherine uong - also known as "killer" - forced themselves into the victims home. shooting the man and leaving the woman for dead. the defendants are set to appear in court in january. as a dan kerman tells us chevron is going to be able to use a pipe that is created controversy the
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latest on today's talks it sent a huge fireball in the air and thousands of people went to local hospitals. there have been investigations - and chevron, meantime has been trying to get permits we're now learning that chevron 'has' obtained those permits. it did catherine. it was all about the type of pipe that would be used to replace the the concern here is what would be best to prevent corosion which is believed to be the cause of august's pipe failure. chevron proposed using a 9- percent chromium steel pipe. board questioned why they were not using stainless steel with 18% chromium..which they believed was the industry standard. the city hired ultimately concluded 9 chrome provides an "inherently safer design"
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with that the city of richmond went ahead and issued permits for the repair of crude unit 4. the chemical safety board said "we will not endorse or object to that decision" city councilman tom butt said he believes chevron "covered all their bases" and says ultimately no pipe will last forever which is why they must be "rigorously inspected on a regular basis." and catherine chevron says it is pleased the permits have been issued so they can proceed with the repairs. and get back to full these repairs will take? chevron has said they hope to have repairs completed in the first quarter of next year, which means by april first. dan kerman, kron 4 news. years eve? d-u-i offenders would have a
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new state bill would mean that repeat dui offenders half to have breathalyzers installed in their cars. if they test positive - the drivers are giving the idea mixed reviews. >> i think that it is a good idea, there are too many people getting killed. i think that it could give them something to think about art get a designated driver, catch a cab or what to think about -- getting a designated driver. >> catherine: under current law - d-u-i drivers have the option of installing a breath- alyzer in their cars. the new law would make that mandatory for drivers with two or more convictions. >> this monday is new year's eve. there are some party options. there are just a few days whit people celebrating and watching the ball dropped. as you can imagine the summit venues are already preparing.
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>> new year's eve of the symphony is a lot of parties in one. with a great concert, at parties in the lobby, with a different plans and a party on stage and a hallway. dancing in the aisles, dancing on stage and at the stroke of midnight 2005 hundred altogether inside for the big balloon drop. it is really going to be a wonderful celebration. >> these have proven to be festive, elegant and glamorous there are expecting the same for this year. > 200,00013 balloons be prepared to grab your masks at the door because it is a masquerade ball. >> this new year's eve they are offering extended coverage and even free service. charles clifford
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has the details. cars and streetcars will be free until 5 a.m. back into service. this new year's eve, many of the bay area's transit agencies are offering extended and in some cases free service. >> reporter: bart is going to extend train service until 3am on new years day. they will also be running additional trains into and out of san francisco to accommodate new years eve crowds. if you want to ride muni, service will be free between 8pm new years eve and 6am new years day. muni will also be offering extended metro service and added owl service on several routes. caltrans will be offering free rides after 11pm through the end of service. they will also be running four extra trains out of san help people get home, the last one will leave at 2:15am or whenever it's full. samtrans will also be offering free rides between 11pm and 2am in the east bay ac transit, will be offering extened service on the broadway shuttle, or "free b". the shuttle will run from 7pm to 1am on new years eve. in the south bay, vta will be offering free service on all light rail and bus lines from 7:00 p.m. monday evening through 3:59 a.m. tuesday morning. they'll also have extended service on several routes. golden gate transit will be running it's normal bus schedule on monday and it's ferries will be on the holiday schedule. and finally, san francisco
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bay ferry service will be operating on it's normal schedule new years eve. now, if you plan to drive into san francisco on new years eve keep in mind that because of the fireworks show near the ferry building, there will be traffic delays along the embarcadero between 11pm and 1am in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> catherine: new york city police are looking for a woman they say pushed someone to his death in the subway. the second such subway death in a month. also - a suspect linked to the deadly ambush of firefighters is behind bars tonight. and four days and counting until we hit the fiscal cliff. the latest on today's talks on capitol hill.
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sigolo >> catherine: 4 days left until the fiscal president obama says he is "modestly optimistic" that a the fiscal cliff.. he met with congressional leaders at the white house today. calling the meeting 'good and constructive. update.saying people just don't understand in just a couple of days people's paychecks are going to be considerably smaller and that would be the wrong the thing to do
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for our economy and middle- class families and bad for businesses that depend on family spending. >> catherine: if there's no deal by midnight on the 31st. a series of tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in. our political analyst michael yaki is here. we are getting a little bit of the detail what are you hearing? >> the latest news is that they are coalescing around a tax increase only of $400,000 in income. there will also patch the and, and haggling on the estate tax. and possibly the fix for doctor's reimbursement for senior medical services. for medicare. and extending unemployment benefits and also heckling if they're going to continue the $50 billion for domestic defense
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spending for later. that is probably what they're going to do if i was the president i would want that link to the debt ceiling. because he does not want to give them to bite some that appl to bites. he does not want to give also serve so security and medicare the expression used was 'two bites of that apple'.. >> what are the government level of negotiations? of these are important to send a message that they're trying to work together. but these are rarely done individually or on the phones or in offices. this has basically become a discussion on harry reed and mitch mcconnell. however, what we have not heard or a subsequent phone calls the problem going on right now. >> catherine: there is a lot of talking right now?
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>> yes, john boehner will talk to mcconnell and mitch mcconnell taught to read and harry reid will speak to the congress. >> catherine: let us hope that this will finally be over soon and if you'd like to connect with michael - you can follow him on twitter - his handle is "at- yaki-blog." >> jacqueline: the rainfall will continue with drier conditions tomorrow. and dry and a little bit warmer on sunday the more cloud coverage. a slight chance of sprinkles northport's monday. the satellite and radar showing that it is still offshore. some of returns to the coast with some sprinkles the main event is is still about one hour away. the core of the storm west of eureka. this will ride to the coastline
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into southern california. we could get the tail end of this system pushing towards the coast as we speak in a just light sprinkles as we saw futurecast, by a copy of that cool front will press towards the north bay oakland, hayward redwood city along the san mateo coast. the rainfall will begin to porsche towards the inland valleys and showers to the north bay. however most of that shower activity will be south of the golden gate concentrated to the south bay. wrap around showers for early saturday morning but it is going to dry out as recall for the later morning hours. notice, no showers by 8:00 p.m. and even clearing skies by 2:00 p.m. here is what we can expect with this system. right now, between six,
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with one half inch of rainfall for the entire bay area with the exception of in. of rain fall and snowles levels locally troublingsnow levels -- dropping lower than that 1,000 ft.- three dozefeet 3,000 ft. it's saturday, some lingering fleury chances board drier on the the weekend. temperatures on sunday and monday are going to be cold. the clouds will bring a monday shower chances but it will stay mainly dry wednesday, the chance of rainfall continues. >> catherine: still ahead. the woman who pushed a man in front of a moving subway train.
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in national news. three new jersey police officers are in the hospital tonight after being shot by a man in their own station. it happened this morning in the philadelphia suburb of gloucester township. officers say the man - a suspect in a domestic violence case - grabbed an officer's gun. he shot the woman officer - and then shot two officers who came to help. the man was shot and killed. the wounded officers are new york city police looking for the woman they say shoved a man in front of an oncoming subway train last night. the man was killed. they've released surveillance video of a woman running away from the station in queens. witness say she was mumbling to herself on the platform. then got up from a bench - and suddenly pushed the man onto the tracks. it's the second time this month someone has been killed by being shoved in front of a train.
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a 24-year-old woman is now being charged in the christmas eve ambush of two volunteer firefighters in upstate new york. dawn new-when is accused of making a false statement and falsifying a business record. prosecutors say the charges are tied to the purchase of the semi-automatic rifle and shotgun william spengler had - when he opened fire on the firefighters.killing two of them and injuring two others. spengler then killed himself.
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>> jacqueline: the top story tonight is the rain fall. through san rafael, some light rain but it has been fairly dry. that does not allow the rain to really hit the ground with light to sprinkles over san francisco. and the north bay coast. but most of this rainfall will remain offshore. the core of this storm will be along the southern california but it will largely be off store. the futurecast showing that it will be pushing through by 8:00 perhaps that time that it could be a little
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bit later a more moderate rainfall through the north bay, oakland, hayward and the san mateo coast. midnight, it will taper off. however on saturday dry and monday should be drawing. eight wonders a chance of showers and a mainly to the north. try all the way till tuesday. >> and oaklandon three people were killed and one in a stabbing. two people had been shot. and an oakland--spoke to the former police chief of los angeles. who is one of the consulting for oakland. >> it is the lack of confidence upon the people with the police force. >> reporter: j. r. stone,
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kron 4 news. >> the american people are watching what we're doing here and their patience is already fan. >> reporter: press the barack obama needs is- president barack obama is saying that the congress need to take immediate action. the meeting today was good, and constructive but there's no agreement there should be a vote on his proposal to extend unemployment benefits and also help with tax cuts on the middle-class. justin waldman, kron 4. >> reporter: the city of richmond has been issuing a permit to pg&e. this san bruno explosion.. for chevron is hoping that this will be completely repaired by the end of next year.
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>> reporter: senator cherry hill well propose a bill to install an interlock device on their vehicles. >> for one year and comply with the calibration every other month. before fully getting their driving privileges back this will make it clear that repeat offenders to not complete the interlock program there will never get their license back. >> reporter: haazig madyun redwood city, kron 4 >> reporter: just a couple of days away from a to year's eve and if you might want to consider- public transportation. they have extended transportation or even free! muni will be offering a free rides between 8:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. on new year's day. bart will have extended of service
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until 3:00 a.m.. charles clifford, kron 4. >> reporter: in san francisco new year's eve is just a few days away. some people already know where they are going to be put some people are still not sure. there are plenty of the vents, and parties to accommodate just about anybody and plenty of- events alecia reed, kron 4. >> reporter: >> and tech news, apple, samsung and facebook iupui 0 from this past year. 2012 was a big year. coming up we will take a look at the biggest technology stores of 2012. tune in facebook-ipo -- gabe slate tech report >> reporter: in san francisco muni is celebrating 100 years of service by giving everybody
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>> jacqueline: we are looking at this rainfall that is mainly offshore. we were really start to see the rain fall by 8:00 somehow returns over san francisco in the golden gate. some drizzle but so far none of this is hitting the ground. however it by 8:00 in is expected to. with most of it offshore. the bulk of the storm is to the north. you can see that it is wrapping a round. basically, it will be along the coast and southern california. with rainfall on the way. the
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futurecast is showing that it is pinpointing but right now as i mentioned to it is not really coming down just yet. with more shower activity possible. mainly south of the golden gate. it could clear out by 4:00 with showers referendum around. notice, the skies are going to be interment in as for this system it is getting underway. with 1 in. of rainfall. " arctic air. have a light dusting. nothing
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that spectacular. chili with 40's and low 30's through santa rosa. 45 in fairfield, and for the afternoon we could start to see some breaks of sunshine. 51 in the san francisco, concord, 54 degrees in the san jose with a look at your extended forecast drier conditions on the saturday there is a slight chance of showers in the north bay dry there is a slight chance of showers in the north bay dry on tusofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf,
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>> welcome back everyone our sports year ender is coming up in a few minutes - with all of the big bay area sports moments of 2012 - so hang tight for that. .but first - an update on 49ers defensive lineman .justin smith.who as we told you yesterday has a partially torn tricep tendon in his left arm. coach jim hargbaugh confirmed today that smith will need surgery - whether now or after the playoffs - and that he does indeed risk further injury by trying to play through the injury. .smith officially listed as "doutbful" for sunday.but you can bet he's really "out" as the niners won't risk further injury before the playoffs. ------------------------ alex smith was a man that that was the game in which alex smith was nearly flawless. statistically, it
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was the best of his career. 18, 419 and three touchdowns. also it was the last fall gave that he would play. he suffered a concussion the following week and a loss of the job to call on kaepernick and we know the rest. the 49ers team now with the division title at stake if they do not want to overlook arizona. after all, why risk it? - the niners are 16 1/2 point favorites without smith to beat the cardinals and clinch the nfc west cardinals in their first meeting two months ago back alex smith was nearly flawless in the game - in fact statistically it was his best game ever going 18/19 for 232 yards and 3 touchdowns it was also the last full game smith would play this year - he suffered the concussion the following week and lost the job to colin kaepernick. the 49ers a very different team now - and with the division title at stake their doing their best not >> we are one of to get a victory >> to overlook arizona anthony davis fined $10,000 anthony davis fined 49ers right tackle anthony
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davis was fined $10,000 for this late hit on seattle rookie cornerback jeremy lane it happened late in the game with the seahawks victory well in hand davis is 330 poundslane is 190 the best part is when davis puts his arms up at the end, like "who me?" so davis, $10 grand lighter also, this was a new starting quarterback in san diego. >> i have decided to go with torrell pryor he will start the game, and we will see how it goes. >> a collective better late than never from a raider's plans. he seemed like the obvious planning and choice. they have been hoping to get a look after pryor but he has not gotten any playing time. >> i think that he gives us a unique element of
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athleticism and he deserves a chance. >> it will be interesting but he is nervous. you are human. and as i mentioned, i am nervous and i am ready. >> with three bowl games, 21 to go. virginia tech against brokers. right. we will see the highlights. logan the thomas with a 21 yd touchdown. the final was 13-10. a virginia tech. when we return as promised the bay area here and sports a look back at the biggest games, the best moments were together by kevin of a body guard. we will be back. kavanaugh bodyguard -- and compiled kavanaugh
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>> let us take a look back .... (music) >> the giants are going back to the super bowl. >> well, reggie and his gun, the new head coach of the oakland raiders, test allen -sdennis allen >> i was ready. >> when will you be ready to go?
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>> november 1st you should be ready? >> yes. >> when i try to train for this. of the milky cabrera our thoughts are with that we need to move on. >> the giants, the national league champions. center field! half (cheers & applause)
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>> a fly ball to the center field. the western division, the double. forge a prove for je deep left field and a grand slam for buster posey and scuttero an mvp series and the giants have won the p ennant and pablo sandoval ... and the giants have won it all we are the giants we are san
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francicso and we are the world champions. for the first time since 1999... this is not what our campus sdeserves it is touch to see him go >> people are probably to rolling all over themselves because they have something to talk about >> jim harbaugh has the starting quarterback of kaepernick. >> kevin,, doing a nice job >> my favorite images as gris scutero
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